Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
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Schott's Miscellany 3 March 2009

"The Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the US national anthem (1931)


Tactics for dealing with the stresses and strains of the daily commute were explored by British researchers at Nottingham Trent University. The 2007 study revealed that the problems that most vexed commuters were: lack of space, loud music, delays, and obnoxious smells. Researchers also identified the following coping strategies:

1. sing or talk to yourself
2. plan the day ahead
3. work on laptop, write, read
4. emotion-focused coping *
5. seek counseling
6. listen to audio book or music
7. chew gum, snack, or chat
8. smoke, or drink alcohol
9. meditate or pray

* vent anger or look at attractive commuters

To neglect at any time preparation for death, is to sleep on our post at a siege, but to omit it in old age, is to sleep at an attack.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84)

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